DURBANVILLE racecourse will host the inaugural CTS August 2YO Sale on Saturday 8 August. The one day sale, which is scheduled to kick off at 17h00 will see a small but select catalogue of 99 lots pass through the ring.
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No fewer than 15 vendors are represented at the August Sale, with Rosedene Stud having the biggest draft of 14.
Former Durban July winner Grey’s Inn, well represented.
The Rosedene draft includes four by their exciting first crop sire Biarritz, whose only runner to date is Listed Irridescence Stakes winner Anglet.
Most of the country’s elite sires have offspring on offer, with prominent stallions represented at the CTS Sale including all of Captain Al, Dynasty, Silvano and Var.
Former Vodacom Durban July winner Greys Inn (headline photo) s the stallion with the largest draft on offer- the son of Zabeel (and sire of leading Equus Award contender Legal Eagle) has seven lots on sale, while the hugely promising young sire Elusive Fort (sire of G1 performers in both of his small first two crops) has six 2yos on sale.
Durban July winner Greys Inn has 7 lots representing him
While the sale may be small in quantity, the inaugural 2YO Sale is not lacking in quality. Here are just a few of the eye catching lots buyers can look forward to:
Lot 3 – a filly by proven sire Count Dubois (his son French Navy is a dual G1 winner in 2014-2015), she is out of a daughter of world leading sire Danehill Dancer and from the family of former US Champion 2YO Colt Stevie Wonderboy
Lot 7 –a Black Minnaloushe filly out of a Silvano mare, this filly is from one of the hottest families in the stud book with her relatives including recent G1 Australian Guineas winner Wandjina and former high class local 2YO Banaadeer to name but two
Lot 9 –by the ill fated Tiger Ridge, whose daughters include classic winners Cherry On The Top and Maybe Yes, this filly is out of a stakes winning half sister to champion filly Donatella
Stakes winner Cause To Believe – see Lot 10
Lot 10 –by the sire of brilliant filly Siren’s Call, this Elusive Fort miss is out of a Western Winter sired half sister to stakes winning filly Cause To Believe
Lot 11 – by sire of the moment Dynasty, this filly is out of a four time winning Model Man from the family of the talented but ill-fated mare Escapology
Lot 14 – this filly, by hugely promising sire Ideal World, is out of an own sister to top class Irish 2YO Walk On Bye and her second is G1 winning champion sprinter Pipalong. She is inbred to the great Danehill, a mating which is reaping considerable success in Australasia already.
Lot 20 –by legendary Horse Chestnut, sire of recent G1 winning filly Chestnuts N Pearls, this filly is from the family as Little Ballerina, one of just a handful of females to win the G1 Cape Guineas
Lot 29 –from the first crop of July winner Bold Silvano, this colt is out of a winning Jet Master half sister to Gr1 winning 2yo Roxanne
Lot 31 –by Irish champion Pathfork, whose first yearlings proved extremely popular, this filly is a half sister to the talented speedball Cherry Tripper and to two other useful winners
Lot 34 – a daughter of G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Gimmethegreenlight and G1 winner Love Is In The Air’s own sister Cosmic Jet
Lot 37 – a daughter of G1 National Stakes winner Pathfork, this filly is a half sister to the talented stakes performer Wolf On The Fold and six time winner Summer Sanctuary, and hails from a top class American family
Lot 38 – this Ideal World colt is a half brother to recent Listed Oaks Trial winner Epsom Downs, and is out of a half sister to Equus Champion 2YO Kochka
Lot 44- a colt by champion and successful sire Greys Inn, whose offspring include the G1 SA Derby winners Legal Eagle and Royal Bencher, he is a half brother to talented feature race winner Fashion Police, and is from the famed Drohsky family
Lot 45 – a half sister, by G1 Breeders Cup Mile second Antonius Pius, to Listed Irridescence Stakes winner Anglet
Lot 50 –like champions Val De Ra and Via Africa, this is a daughter of top sire Var. This well bred filly is out of an own sister to a pair of black type performers and her second dam is champion racemare Icy Air.
Lot 55 –by the ill-fated Tiger Ridge, this well related filly’s close relatives include Kentucky Derby winner Go For Gin and US champion and successful sire Pleasant Tap. This filly traces back directly to La Troienne, one of the greatest broodmares in the stud book
Lot 59 –a colt by former Equus Champion and promising young sire Elusive Fort, he is out of the high class stakes performer Levitate, a winner of six and a sister in blood to G1 sprinter Intellectual
Lot 60 –this colt is bred like G1 winning sprinter Contador-both are by Var and both are out of Fort Wood mares. The colt in question is out of a half sister to G2 winning sire War Lord and is from the same family as champion Dancewiththedevil
Lot 61– is a filly by Ashaawes, whose juveniles have done particularly well in 2014-2015, out of the classic placed mare London Fashion
Lot 62 – is a colt by the popular Pathfork out of a half sister to G2 SA Fillies Nursery winner Dash For Gretna
Lot 63 – is a Tiger Ridge colt out of a half sister to high class feature race winner Buscador. This is the Party Time family responsible for such champions as In The Fast Lane and Trademark, to name but two
Lot 64 – is a colt by Greys Inn, who has enjoyed a successful 2014-2015 season, out of a half sister to former champion and G1 Paddock Stakes winner League Title
Lot 66 – a daughter of champion sire Captain Al, whose daughters include recent G1 winners Carry On Alice and Pine Princess, and G2 winner Magic Filly
Lot 70 – from the first crop of July winner Bold Silvano, this colt is out of a half sister to Argentinian G1 winner Quita Nistel
Lot 71 – by sensational sire Silvano this colt is out of a three parts sister to G1 winning siblings Al Nitak and The Sheik. This colt is bred on the highly successful Silvano/Al Mufti cross which produced such champions as Bold Silvano and Kings Gambit
Lot 72 – a Tiger Ridge full brother to the very smart filly Trophy Wife, who was placed in three G1 races during 2014-2015
Lot 73 – this filly is by promising sire Seventh Rock, whose son Seventh Plain looks likely to be named Equus Champion 2YO Colt for 2014-2015. She is from a top class family, whose members include champion 2yo Argonaut, who ironically suffered the only defeat of his career at the hooves of Seventh Rock!
Lot 75 –this colt is by the exciting sire Querari, whose first crop includes undefeated G2 winner Cosmic Light. Inbred to Danzig, this colt is out of high class stakes winner Ngakuta and is from the family of champion sprinter Taban.
Lot 76 –this Elusive Fort colt is a half brother to six winners including feature race winner Charming Lady
Lot 77 – a Querari filly out of a daughter of former Broodmare Of The Year Pretty Falcon
Lot 78 – by the late Sail From Seattle, this filly is out of four time stakes winner Priceless Flag, and is an own sister to the stakes placed filly Priceless Sail
Lot 81 –from the last crop of champion National Emblem, this colt is out of a winning half sister to stakes winner Buscador
1999 Gr1 Cape Flying Championship winner Cordocelli – check out Lot 83
Lot 83 –a son of Kingmambo horse Ashaawes, this colt is out of a half sister to champion sprinter Cordocelli
Lot 85 –this filly is a Tiger Ridge half sister to G3 winner Slinky Malinky, and her second dam is US Champion filly Revidere
Lot 92 – a filly by More Than Ready’s G1 winning son Gimmethegreenlight out of the stakes winning mare Country Girl
Cape Thoroughbred Sales’ CEO Adrian Todd is upbeat about the new sale, saying, “CTS are really excited about the new 2yo sale. This sale compliments our full sweep of sales platforms in the Cape, and we are pleased to be able to offer vendors and buyers alike a CTS sale for 2yos.”